Promoting Your Article

Following final online publication, the Production Editor will send authors an ePrint URL, which is a specially keyed URL (a unique Web address) that grants free online access to the author's review in both Web-browsable form (as HTML pages, with links to other online resources) and “reprint” form (a printable PDF file)

Annual Reviews authors are encouraged to share their articles with colleagues and readers using the customized ePrint URL. For more information about sharing your ePrint URL, please visit www.annualreviews.org/page/authors/author-instructions/distributing/reprints

Twitter is a valuable tool for Annual Reviews and researchers to connect. We regularly engage our authors, students, and other readers from around the world. We also use Twitter to share:

  • Content from our journals.
  • Company news from our blog.
  • Topical and useful external articles, tools, and resources.
  • Information regarding our newest journals or special events.

Annual Reviews uses Facebook in a similar fashion to Twitter, but without the character restraints. We announce the publication of new volumes, highlight notable articles, promote the accomplishments and accolades of our authors and editors, and share details about events.

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LinkedIn is the leading professional networking site and allows users to set up personal profiles detailing experience and activities. LinkedIn hosts numerous groups, dedicated to personal and professional interests. Joining these groups and posing questions or responding to queries from other members can be a great way to showcase yourself as a leader in specific areas.

Kudos provides authors with simple tools and guidance to maximize readership and citations for articles and centrally manage outreach efforts - across all your publications, your different networks and communication tools. Kudos is not a networking site or a publication listing–it's a toolkit for helping you use those kinds of sites more effectively to maximize visibility of your work. By taking five minutes to explain your work in plain language, you will make it easier for potential readers to find and understand your article.

  • Increase the reach of your work - plain language means your work can be understood by more people.
  • Increases the readership of your work - in our pilot, articles that were explained and shared using Kudos had 19% higher downloads than other articles in control group.
  • Provides central tracking and metrics so you can understand which communication networks and tools are most effective for sharing your research.

Other tips to increase the discoverability of your article:

  • Edit your topic on wikipedia.com and include a link to your article (please do not use the ePrint URL).
  • Add details of your contribution to Annual Reviews to your faculty website.
  • Mention your article in class and/or add to syllabus:

Annual Reviews journals are valuable resources for undergraduate and graduate courses. By supplementing your course materials with our journal articles, you can be sure that your students will stay connected to, and well informed of, the latest developments in their field of study. When your institution has a subscription, you can take advantage of this resource by including links to articles in your online course materials.

Planning a press release about your article? Contact our Marketing Department at [email protected] so we can help amplify your efforts!

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